Ashley Smith Prison

Coroner Rules Ashley Smith Death A Homicide

CP | Colin Perkel, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.17.2014 | Canada

TORONTO - The videotaped choking death of a teenager in her segregation cell six years ago was a homicide, a jury decided on Thursday, sparking calls ...

Choking Attempts Began Within Hours Of Arrival (WARNING: GRAPHIC)

CP | Colin Perkel, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.24.2013 | Canada

TORONTO - Just hours after a drugged teen arrived at the prison in which she would die, she trashed the sprinkler head in her segregation cell, causin...

Inquest Hears From Man Who Filmed Ashley Smith's Death

CP | Colin Perkel, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.23.2013 | Canada

TORONTO - The sound of gasping breaths followed by frantic chest compressions filled an inquest courtroom Monday as video of the last-ditch efforts to...

Inquest 'The Best Memorial' To Give To Ashley Smith

CP | Colin Perkel, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.15.2013 | Canada

TORONTO - The inquest into the death of a teenager who choked to death while prison guards videotaped the tragedy but did not intervene will serve as ...

Corrections Canada Drops Inquest Challenge

CBC | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada

Lawyers for Corrections Canada have told Ashley Smith's family they are dropping their challenge to the scope of an Ontario coroner's inquest into the...

Revealed: 'Dehumanizing' Videos Of Ashley Smith In Custody

CBC | Posted 12.31.2012 | Canada

Videos of teenager Ashley Smith taken in the months before she died in a prison cell show the teen was subjected to “degrading and dehumanizing” t...

Lawyer Uses Constitution To Try To Limit Ashley Smith Inquest

CP | Colin Perkel, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.31.2012 | Canada

TORONTO - The haunting protests of a now dead teenager filled a coroner's courtroom Wednesday as surveillance videos were screened showing the trouble...

Battle Over 'Shocking' Cell Videos

CP | Colin Perkel, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.22.2012 | Canada

TORONTO - A decision by federal prison authorities to ask the courts to stop release of prison videos of a disturbed teenager who died in her cell was...

New Coroner Looking Into Woman's Death In Prison

CP | Posted 08.29.2011 | Canada

THE CANADIAN PRESS -- TORONTO - A new coroner has been appointed to preside over the inquest into the death of a young woman in an Ontario prison. ...